Touching Photo Of An Elderly Couple Fleeing Hurricane Florence Proves That True Love Can Survive Any Storm
September 19, 2018 11:31 By Fabiosa
Humanity in the face of disaster
In the days before Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday morning, residents of the Carolinas had been told to evacuate. Some fled the danger and some stayed home, either unable or unwilling to leave. And what about those in need?
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On Wednesday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control shared a sweet and touching picture taken during evacuation. An elderly couple from a coastal nursing home were photographed holding hands, as they were being moved to safety.
In the same post, the SC DHEC reported that more than 1,700 people were successfully evacuated from healthcare facilities along the South Carolina coast.
People in the comments expressed their appreciation to those helping with evacuation:
North Carolinians welcomed furry friends from shelters into their homes
In times like these, it’s not only vulnerable people who need help. Dozens of North Carolinians opened their doors to shelter dogs. Saving Grace animal shelter expressed heartfelt thanks on Twitter:
Grateful to those who opened their home to Saving Grace dogs! Some evacuated from shelters, some with us prior to the storm, all in need. A quiet day today to deep clean and prepare for displaced dogs. A small shelter but huge presence making a difference in many lives. pic.twitter.com/TWWqWOUbcb— SavingGraceNC (@SavingGraceNC) September 13, 2018
Molly Goldston, the founder of the shelter, told News & Observer all 124 dogs were taken to their temporary homes by locals.
Twitter user Ali Standish shared a picture of a long line of people waiting to take dogs home.
The line of folks waiting to pick up foster dogs for the weekend so coastal shelters can evacuate here before #HurricanceFlorence. Many more behind me. Sometimes humans are okay. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/niyCRDygOV— Ali Standish (@AliStandish) September 12, 2018
“Sometimes humans are ok,” she wrote in the caption.
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These stories go on to show that, in the face of disaster, Americans stand united despite any disagreements they may have. The nature’s wrath continues to wreak havoc on the Carolinas, but those in need know their call for help will be answered. Times like these bring out the better angels of our nature!